Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of distinguished individuals who serve as our ambassadors and provide leadership in the areas of governance and fundraising. They share our mission commitment that no one should die from breast cancer.

Directors are invited to serve two voluntary terms of three years each and are not compensated for their service to the organization. If you would like further information about serving on our Board of Directors, please contact Susan Jacobson by email or at 212-461-6198.

Grace Ormond — Board Chair

Grace Ormond is a Vice President at Barclays, where she works with corporate clients on interest rate and foreign currency risk management. Grace joined the firm in 2011, prior to which she worked in management consulting at Oliver Wyman. At Barclays, she is a lead sponsor for the company’s team supporting the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure and is an active member of the WiN Junior Advisory Council. Grace earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering and Economics from the University of Virginia.

Martha Beard — Secretary & Treasurer

As a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Treasury Services, Martha Beard manages transaction banking services for U.S. Federal Government, Global Insurance and Healthcare sectors. She is responsible for driving market share, client solutions and sales performance. Since joining J.P. Morgan Chase in 1986, she has held a variety of positions within Treasury Services, including head of Client Segment Strategy for Corporates and Financial Institutions, and Sales Executive for Brokerage and Hedge Funds. She serves as a board member of CORE, the non-profit entity developing transaction standards for the US Healthcare system. She is a lead sponsor for the J.P. Morgan team supporting the Susan G. Komen Greater NYC Race for the Cure and was a founding member of the TSS Women's Interactive Network, as well as Executive sponsor of the New York WIN chapter. She is also an active member of several community-based organizations. She is a graduate of Rutgers University's Center for Women's Senior Leadership Program. Martha is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is an active alumni member.

Patrick I. Borgen, MD — Medical Advisory Committee Chair

Dr. Patrick I. Borgen is Chair of the Department of Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center and heads the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center at the Maimonides Cancer Center &emdash the only dedicated cancer center in Brooklyn. Dr. Borgen was recruited from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he served as Chief of Breast Services, Head of the Breast Cancer Research Laboratory, and Director of the Breast Cancer Disease Management Team. He earned a BS Magna Cum Laude in Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University and his MD at Louisiana State University. His post-doctoral work included an internship and residency at Ochsner Medical Institutions in New Orleans, LA (where he was chief resident), and a clinical research fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. In addition, he received management training in the Program for Chiefs of Clinical Services at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Borgen has received numerous research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the US Army and the National Cancer Institute. He is editor of three major textbooks on breast disease, has contributed chapters to 15 other volumes, and has published over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 139 abstracts and 15 editorials. Dr. Borgen has been Chairman of the American College of Surgeons Breast Cancer Trials Group, as well as a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the American Society for the Study of Breast Disease. He is currently on the Executive Boards of the Breast Cancer Alliance, Inc. and Tulane University and is a member of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, Breast Task Force.

Katherine Park — Governance Committee Chair

Kathy is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs, where she is head of Corporate Access in the Americas. Previously, she has been in the Alternative Capital Raising Group, the Hedge Fund Industry Group and the Financing Group. Kathy first joined Goldman Sachs in 1997 in Debt Capital Markets, left the firm in 2002 and returned in 2005. Prior to rejoining the firm, Kathy worked at L'Oreal Paris and Bain & Company. Kathy earned a BA in Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sommer L. Bazuro, PhD — Grants, Policy and Education Committee Chair

Sommer L. Bazuro, PhD is an Executive Vice President, Director of Medical Strategy and Scientific Affairs at FCB Health, a full-service healthcare advertising agency. She's spent over 9 years at FCB Health where she leads the oncology medical team supporting numerous oncology and hematology healthcare brands. Sommer holds a PhD in Cell Growth and Cancer, from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and BS-Research Intensive in Cell and Molecular Biology from Yale University. She conducted her postdoctoral research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in which was focused on PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling in breast cancer.

Eric Brinker

Eric Brinker currently serves as Vice President of Experience with award-wining airport hospitality group OTG. Responsible for all brand marketing and corporate communications efforts, he and his teams ensure all elements of the brand encompass OTG’s unique vision across a multitude of channels. Joining OTG in 2015, Eric had brought more than 18 years of skills focused on crafting and amplifying the guest experience to OTG's 400+ locations. With a passion for the hospitality and travel industries, he previously served in a number of leadership roles with JetBlue Airways. Outside of the aviation space, Eric is a passionate executive in commercial real estate, most recently successfully launching a commercial real estate business in Central Illinois. He is also actively involved in the Susan G. Komen organization as a Global Ambassador and volunteer and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bradley University in Peoria, IL.

Regina Q. Fitzpatrick

Regina Fitzpatrick is a Managing Director and Private Client Advisor in the New York headquarters of U.S. Trust since 2001. She works closely with clients, their families and advisors on all aspects of their relationship. Ms. Fitzpatrick focuses on individuals, families, foundations, endowments, and institutions nationwide. Prior to U.S. Trust, Regina was a Custody Sales Specialist and Vice President with Citigroup Private Bank. Previously, Ms. Fitzpatrick worked at J.P. Morgan Private Bank as a Team Lead in their Family Wealth Group. Regina holds an MBA in Marketing from Pace University, and a BA in English from State University of New York, College at Oneonta.

Rachel Ferguson

Rachel Ferguson is the Director of Communications and Public Affairs at WCBS-TV (CBS 2) and WLNY-TV (Channels 10/55) in New York. She oversees the stations' public service initiatives and serves on both the CBS Corporation Diversity Council and the company's Diversity Employee Networking Group. In addition to her role at CBS, Rachel is an active member of the Allianc for Women in Media, National Association of Black Journalists, and Public Relations Society of America. Prior to joining CBS New York, Rachel served as Media Relations Manager for the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation. She has received a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award, three Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards and a Salute to Excellence Award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

Edward Flanders, Esquire

The Managing Partner of the New York Office and former head of Pillsbury's Litigation practice in New York, Ed represents companies in large complex commercial litigation and arbitration matters, including claims arising out of corporate governance, oil spills, tax-sharing agreements, insurance coverage disputes, passenger railcar manufacturing contracts, and long-term supply contracts.

Nancy Geller

Nancy Geller is a Senior Vice President at Frenkel Benefits with over 25 years' experience in the industry, bringing a broad range of knowledge and expertise to the benefits arena. She specializes in building teams that develop and service clients based on their unique set of needs, ensuring the utmost client satisfaction. Many of Nancy's accounts, including law firms, are large organizations with over 1,000 employees. Prior to Frenkel, Nancy worked as a senior consultant with both Hewitt Associates and Mercer Consulting.

Felice Javit, Esquire

Felice is Vice President/Senior Counsel at Simon & Schuster, Inc. (“S&S“). Since joining S&S in 1988, Felice has held a variety of positions within the Legal Department. In her role, she counsels in all areas of intellectual property, including First Amendment, Copyright, Trademark and handles pre-publication manuscript review. She is responsible for S&S corporate marketing initiatives, including sweepstakes and contests; television and film licensing of S&S properties; domestic and international distribution and licensing arrangements; and oversight of litigation in the areas of libel/invasion of privacy, copyright, trademark, and contract claims. Felice is a member of the New York State Bar Association and a member of the Copyright Committee of the Association of American Publishers. She holds a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.

Kelly Mathieson

Kelly Mathieson is Senior Product Manager at Digital Asset, a financial technology company that builds distributed ledger technology. Prior to Digital Asset, Kelly spent 26 years at J.P.Morgan Chase and 3 years at Goldman Sachs. Most recently, Kelly was Head of JPM’s Collateral Management and Securities Clearing businesses. Other roles at JPM included Head of Global Custody Product, Head of Online Brokerage Product Management and various product management and marketing positions in Securities Services, Futures and Options Clearing, and FX and Commodities Managed Funds. Kelly has an MBA from NYU and a BS from the State University of NY at Binghamton.

Nicole Gresham Perry

Nicole Gresham Perry is a Founder and Managing Partner of Carpere Group, a New York-based investment and advisory firm that creates and grows consumer-oriented companies through investing activities. Before founding Carpere, Nicole spent over a decade at J. P. Morgan in various senior positions, primarily in Equity Sales and Trading and ultimately in Investor Client Management, managing the firm's relationships with some of the largest global hedge funds. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2000, Nicole spent eight years at Brown Brothers Harriman, one of the nation's oldest private banks, in both fixed-income and equity research, investment strategy and leadership roles in equity sales. She began her career in finance as an International Tax Associate at Price Waterhouse. Nicole serves on the Board of Directors of Women's World Banking, the global microfinance network. She has toured the globe extensively, speaking with entrepreneurs to fully understand their financial needs. She has also served on the Women's Board of the Boy's Club of New York, and is a former Vice-Chairman of the Associates Committee of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. She is also the National Chairman of the Parent's Leadership Committee of Philips Exeter Academy. Nicole graduated with a dual B.A. in Business and French from Rice University in Houston, Texas and attended L'Institut D'Etudes Politiques in Paris, France.

Jill M. Rabin, MD, FACOG

Dr. Jill Rabin is a practicing urogynecologist for over twenty-five years and is an active researcher, teacher, consultant and media spokesperson. She holds seven patents and one copyright for urogynecologic medical devices. Dr. Rabin has authored three books on women’s health including “Mind Over Bladder.” Dr. Rabin also acts as reviewer for a number of peer-reviewed journals. Among her honors are the Tita Monti Award for Outstanding Community Service and the Arnold Fenton Award from Northwell Health, the George M. Estabrook Distinguished Service Award and the Alumni Achievement Award from Hofstra University. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Rabin’s biographical inclusion is listed in Marquis ‘Who’s Who in America’ (2011-2017) as well as “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare” (2011-2012).

Gerri Willis

Gerri Willis is a television news journalist with Fox Business Network. Prior to joining Fox Business Network, Willis served as the personal finance editor for CNN hosting a weekly half-hour program Your Bottom Line which focused on ways to save Americans money and the economy's effects on personal finance. Before CNN, she was the senior financial correspondent for Smart Money Magazine. She joined the Fox Business Network in March 2010, appearing across all programming on the network. Willis is the author of two business books, “The Smart Money Guide to Real Estate Investing” and “Home Rich.” She was also the winner of the Excellence in Retirement Savings Reporting award in 2001, which is bestowed by the American University School of Communication and the Investment Company Institute's Education Foundation.